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There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of [#permalink]

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There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to
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21 Dec 2005, 23:55
B..

40-fold increase

resistance to, not against
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22 Dec 2005, 05:46
B is the best. The meaning makes sense and is grammatical correct.
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22 Dec 2005, 06:52
vivek123 wrote:
There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

B is correct. I looked for something like "increased resitance of mosquitoes" and arrived at B.
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21 Jun 2007, 11:29
vivek123 wrote:
There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to

(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
if you switch the clauses around, A does nto make sense.

increasing mosquito resistance against caused by [b]increase in the incidence of malaria

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B..

40-fold increase

resistance to, not against

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21 Jun 2007, 12:05

resistance to is the correct usage.
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31 May 2011, 04:18
+1 for B. Increase in Incidence because of xyz
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Re: There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of [#permalink]

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25 Sep 2012, 10:36
+1 for B

It's Resistance to , not against
Re: There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of   [#permalink] 25 Sep 2012, 10:36
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